Douthat sharpens his point:

Larison has every right to tout the work that he and other [The American Conservative] writers have done to distance “paleo” ideas from some of the more toxic habits of the paleoconservative fringe. But all of this work will be for naught if a figure like the younger Paul, on the cusp of becoming the face of a new old right in American politics, can’t resist the characteristically paleocon temptation to relitigate the Civil Rights Act.

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